Carter is currently projected as the No. 52 overall selection to the Utah Jazz by NBA Draft Express. The former Georgia Tech transfer, who will graduate from Maryland in May, played just one season in College Park. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Carter was Maryland’s third-leading scorer last season, averaging 12.6 points and shooting 55 percent from the field. He also finished with 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.
While Maryland is facing the formidable task of replacing four starters from last season – alongside Carter and Stone, seniors Jake Layman and Rasheed Sulaimon are also departing – the Terrapins are still awaiting word on the future of sophomore point guard Melo Trimble.
Trimble announced earlier this month that he was testing the draft waters but is leaving his option of potentially returning to school open by not hiring an agent. The NCAA earlier this year introduced a new rule that allows players to test the draft process — which includes one workout with each NBA team as well as participating in the league’s draft combine in May — but still preserve their amateurism by not hiring an agent. Trimble has until May 25 to make a decision on whether he is formally entering the draft or returning to school.